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Peljesac peninsula

Peljesac peninsula, Croatia

Viganj at sunset, also known for windsurfing and kite surfing competitions. Source: 123rf.com

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Peljesac peninsula extends parallel to the coast between the mainland and the islands of Mljet and Korcula. The area of the island is 348km2 and it is 77km long from the isthmus of Mali Ston to Cape Lovista. The isthmus of Mali Ston connects Peljesac to mainland, and because it is sandy and has multiple layers the opinion is that Peljesac used to be an island. Remains of life from the Early Stone Age were found in Princeva spila Cave on Zabrada above Trstenik, Spila on Kopanj near Nakovana and Gudnja on Porac between Ponikve and Cesvinice. Illyrian tribe Plereji lived there later, and from the 2nd
Peljesac peninsula, Croatia

Peljesac peninsula, view of Ston Walls, salt factory and rich vegetation of Peljesac. Source: yachtscroatia.com

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century the Romans lived there. After the division of Roman Empire, Peljesac went to Byzantium and from 1326 to Ragusa Republic which develops agriculture and shipbuilding for war and merchant purposes. In 1808, France occupied and abolished the Ragusan Republic and in 1814 Peljesac fell under Austro Hungarian rule. Mediterranean climate favors vegetation, so Peljesac has Aleppo pine, Dalmatian pine, cypress and many other plants such as lavender, rosemary, sage, carob, rose hip, mandarins, olives, and vine growing on the peninsula. More popular villages with accommodation include: Ston, Trpanj,
Peljesac peninsula, Croatia

Natural pebbled beach Divna (Wonderful) on Peljesac was probably named after its beauty. Source: adriadatabanka.com

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Loviste, Viganj, Kuciste, Orebic, etc. Peljesac apartments are located in the long coastal belt. Other than rooms, apartments and villas, Peljesac also has several hotels, such as Bellevue, Orsan, Indijan and Grand Hotel in Orebic, Hotel Faraon in Trpanj, Hotel Komodor in Perna, etc. Ferry service maintains the maritime connection of peninsula from Trpanj to mainland (Ploce) and from Orebic to the Island of Korcula. During a visit to Peljesac one should definitely visit: Maritime Museum in Orebic, Walls of Ston, medieval churches, monasteries and caves. Among numerous beaches, the most beautiful and most popular are Prapratno, Duba, Trstenica, etc. Mountain climbers will love St. Ilija Peak, and gourmands will like popular Peljesac wines and taverns such as Kapetanova kuca in Ston, Donmanoet tavern in Janjina, Bartulovic wine cellar in Prizdrina, etc.

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Other destinations of Dubrovnik-Neretva County: Blace | Blato/Korcula | Cavtat | Drace/Peljesac | Dubrovnik | Island of Kolocep | Island of Korcula | Island of Lastovo | Island of Mljet/Mljet NP | Island of Sipan | Klek | Komarna | Lumbarda/Korcula | Mlini | Molunat | Orasac | Orebic/Peljesac | Plat | Ploce | Prizba/Korcula | Slano | Ston/Peljesac | Trpanj/Peljesac | Vela Luka/Korcula | Zaton/Dubrovnik